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Charities

Jackie Chan charity 'hacked' for three days, Yaan donations disrupted

Jackie Chan. Photo: Xinhua

The Hong Kong action star's charity, which was implicated in an alleged embezzlement scandal last year, was apparently hacked for three days.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 2:41pm 1 comment

Ask Melanie: Why you should afford to be charitable

How much is enough? Photo: Nora Tam

We would like our family budget to include giving to charities. How should we incorporate this?

Giving is often spontaneous. Things happen over the course of a year that tug at the heart strings and loosen the purse strings. This is as it should be but you can also approach gift giving in the context of your wider financial objectives, so as not to compromise family goals.

24 Dec 2012 - 4:21am

Tech has NGOs on cloud nine

Ask local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) what they really need and many will mention improved IT systems. Systems for managing volunteers or sharing information can play a big part in increasing effectiveness. Many NGOs believe, however, that such systems are unobtainable, as they require resources they do not have.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Clear charity rules can boost giving

Mainland China has more than 10 per cent of the world's billionaires and 1.4 million households with assets of at least US$1 million. Despite the ever-growing wealth of its people, though, they are among the world's least giving, being near the bottom of global lists for charity and philanthropy.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Charity law, trust in NGOs crucial

Transparency requirements for charities issued at the weekend are a much needed step in the right direction given the scandals that have plagued philanthropic organisations in recent years, but the rules fall short of what needs to be done

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

New transparency rules for charities

New regulations on the management of the nation's charitable foundations were issued yesterday in an effort to enhance transparency and oversight in a sector whose credibility has suffered considerably following a recent series of scandals involving embezzled funds.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Guangdong to use NGOs in reform move

Guangdong's provincial government has introduced a mechanism to outsource services including legal consultation and policy research to non-government organisations (NGOs) to reform social management.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic opportunity for best in show

Aspiring young artists could see their work exhibited in a gallery in Central if their school is shortlisted in a contest hosted by the Sovereign Art Foundation.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Win HK$50,000 for your school's art projects

It is every aspiring young artist's dream to see their work exhibited in a gallery in Central and viewed by well-known curators. Now students will have that chance if their school is shortlisted in a new competition organised by the Sovereign Art Foundation.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Contest offers young artists chance to shine

It is every aspiring young artist's dream to see their work exhibited in a gallery in Central and viewed by well-known curators. Now students will have that chance if their school is shortlisted in a new competition organised by the Sovereign Art Foundation.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Artists get chance to have a brush with fame

It is every aspiring young artist's dream to see their work exhibited in a gallery in Central and viewed by well-known curators. Now students will have that chance if their school is shortlisted in a new competition hosted by the Sovereign Art Foundation.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

20pc fall in giving seen amid scandals

Donations to mainland charities are believed to have fallen by a fifth to about 80 billion yuan (HK$98 billion) last year, after the Guo Meimei scandal made the public more distrustful of the sector.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Changing lives, step by step

I am now entering the final month of my 61/2-month long Walking Home From Mongolia expedition. Along the way, my cameraman Leon McCarron and I have crossed the Gobi Desert and northern China in winter, and progressed into the beautiful springtime of the central and southern Chinese mountains. We have taken a dip in the Yellow River and the Yangtze. The Pearl awaits us this week.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Charities' chance to restore credibility

Charitable organisations have an important role to play in the nascent development of the mainland's civil society, as do non-government organisations that fill the gap between what government and free markets provide. But public confidence in them has been dented by a lack of transparency and scandals that tarnished the image of one of the most visible of them, the Red Cross Society of China.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ruling calls on foundations to come clean

The mainland plans to make charitable foundations more transparent and credible by forcing them to disclose their income, spending and use of donations, according to a draft regulation released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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